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Art.-No.: SCHIA10E
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Hiarcs 10.0 / english version

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Mark Uniacke setzt seit Jahren bei der Entwick­lung seines Programms erfolgreich auf die Imp­lementierung von maximalem Schachwissen. Mit Hiarcs 10 geht der Autor noch erheblich weiter in diese Richtung, um dem Programm einen ag­gressiven Spielstil zu geben und möglichst weit in der Tiefe zu suchen, um die Wahrheit über die Ausgangsstellung herauszufinden.

Neues Schachwissen befähigt Hiarcs 10 dazu, An­griffsmotive zu entdecken, lange bevor sie eine direkte Wirkung entfalten. So favorisiert Hiarcs 10 oftmals die Initiative und nicht das Material.

Hiarcs 10 hat die Fritz 9-Benutzeroberfläche und bietet einen kostenlosen Zugang (12 Monate) zum Internetschachserver Täglich spielen dort viele Tausend Schachspieler aus aller Welt. Hier findet jeder den richtigen Gegner. Regelmä­ßig finden Turniere statt, Trainingsabende und Live-Übertragungen von Großmeisterpartien. Spielen, Zuschauen, Trainieren, Chatten: Schach ohne Ende - rund um die Uhr. So macht Schach jede Menge Spaß.

Systemvoraussetzung: Pentium PC 233, 64 MB RAM, 400 MB freier Festplattenspeicher (mind. 40 MB), CD-ROM Laufwerk, Soundkarte, Maus, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Win-dows98 SE. Für 3D Darstellung: Direct X 8.1 oder besser. Für Spielen auf dem Schachserver: Inter­netzugang. Für Videoschachtraining: Windows Media Plaver 9.

Language English
Author Uniacke, Marc
Manufacturer ChessBase
Medium CD
Ports DGT Board
Print AnalyseDatei, diagram as graphic, game
Functions 3D board, analyse database, ana­lyse game, annotations, autoplayer, au­to­ma­tic re­play, calculations configurable, ECO display, ECO-classification, ELO evaluation, end­game data­bases, learning ability, library extendable, online help, opening name, recognition of positions, search for names, tournaments etc., search for positions, style configurable, tea­ching op­tion, transpostions, variations
Sound Board Yes
Copy Protection unlimited installations
Required CPU min. Pentium
Operating System Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows XP
Required HD space 6 MByte
Number of games 303,043
Export CBF, CBH, PGN
Elo (Hardware) 2856 (Athlon 1200 MHz)

There are many chess engines, but not one has such a human feeling as Hiarcs which stands for higher intelligence auto response chess system and is created by the brilliant chess programmer Mark Uniacke. Again there are some nice improvements in Hiarcs 10 as for example Hiarcs is now able to identify deep attacking motifs and prefers attacking motifs long before they become apparent in its search view of better said his tree. A nice example is the following famous position from the great Fischer where Hiarcs plays directly the brilliant 11..Na4 (Byrne, Donald - Fischer, Robert James, Rosenwald 3rd New York (8), 17.10.1956 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.d4 0-0 5.Bf4 d5 6.Qb3 dxc4 7.Qxc4 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Rd1 Nb6 10.Qc5 Bg4 11.Bg5 Na4!!)

My personal experience is that Hiarcs 10 is on his best in all kind of pawn structures where you get the feeling that this engine understands more from pawn endings than any other engine. For example it has no problems to find the saving 38..Kd6 in Xie - Benjamin, Amsterdam 1994: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nf3 h6 8.0-0 Be7 9.h3 Be6 10.Re1 Rc8 11.Bf1 Nb8 12.Be3 a6 13.Nd5 Nbd7 14.Nxe7 Qxe7 15.Nd2 d5 16.exd5 Nxd5 17.Nf3 0-0 18.Bd2 Qf6 19.c4 Nf4 20.b3 Rfe8 21.Bxf4 Qxf4 22.Qe2 f6 23.Rad1 Nf8 24.g3 Qf5 25.Bg2 Qh5 26.Nh2 Qxe2 27.Rxe2 b5 28.cxb5 axb5 29.Nf1 Red8 30.Rxd8 Rxd8 31.Rd2 Rxd2 32.Nxd2 b4 33.Kf1 Nd7 34.Ke2 Nc5 35.Ke3 Kf7 36.Nc4 Bxc4 37.bxc4 Ke6? But Hiarcs 10 does not have the skills from Ponomariov as he could not find the winning 24.Nh6!!,R Ponomariov (2695) - Topalov,V (2778) [E06] Sofia, 2005 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Be7 6.Bg2 0-0 7.0-0 c6 8.Bf4 b6 9.Nc3 Ba6 10.cxd5 cxd5 11.Rc1 Nc6 12.Nxd5 Qxd5 13.Ne5 Nxd4 14.Bxd5 Nxe2+ 15.Qxe2 Bxe2 16.Bxa8 Rxa8 17.Rfe1 Bb5 18.Rc2 Nd5 19.Rec1 Bc5 20.Bd2 f6 21.b4 Bf8 22.Ng4 Rd8 23.Rc8 Rd7 24.Nh6+ As also Fritz9, Hiarcs10 is able to learn from the games and analyses that you are running with it and that strongly effectively improves its (future) playing strength! Hiarcs comes with a human Powerbook from around 152 MB (This is done by the computer expert Eric Hallsworth) and a database of around one million games. Hiarcs comes with the latest Fritz9 user interface that includes many training functions that are even interesting for the professionals under us. It is possible to do great photo-realistic 3 D boards in various designs but please check first the above mentioned system requirements,it is all great fun but you need quite some speed. Included is a learning course from Andrew Martin on all the basic moves of chess so there is no prior knowledge needed to take up this chess package. Conclusion: A great machine!

With kind permission of the author John Elburg (

Hiarcs 10.0 / english version